Manjakani is an ancient herbal remedy originating from Persia, Turkey and the Mediterranean regions and traded worldwide along ancient spice routes. Manjakani is rich in tannins known as gallotannins that possess a very strong anti-oxidant effect (ORAC > 40 000 µmol TE/g).
In traditional Malay medicine Manjakani is used for feminine hygiene, promote uterine healing and elasticity after childbirth, contract vaginal muscles and possesses antibacterial and antifungal (anti-candida) effects. It is commonly used as a natural treatment for leucorrhea (white discharge) taken internally as a tea and as a douche. This antimicrobial and astringent effect is also useful for skin problems, wound healing, parasites and chronic diarrhea.
50 grams of finely powdered pure Manjakani nuts (Quercus infectoria gall). No excipients added.
How to use Manjakani Pure Powder:
As a tea: Add one spoon (from the tiny spoon given with the product) to 300mls of hot water and sweeten to taste with Coconut Sugar or honey if required. May be taken twice daily for 1 week. The taste is sour and astringent so adjust the amount according to taste acceptability.
As a hygiene wash: Boil one flat regular teaspoon of Manjakani powder in 1 and a half cups of water for 5 minutes or until only one half cup remains and let cool. May add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to change the pH to acidic and insert as a sterile douche. Repeat daily for 5 days.
As with most herbs, not recommended for use during pregnancy or during menstruation.
MANJAKANI / QUERCUS INFECTORIA STUDIES
- Hepatoprotective effects of Quercus infectoria gall extract against carbon tetrachloride treated liver injury in rats
- Activity of Quercus infectoria gall extracts against Candida species
- Antibacterial activities of semipurified fractions of Quercus infectoria against enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli and its verocytotoxin production.
- Quercus infectoria: a candidate for the control of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.
- Quercus infectoria toxicology / safety study.
- Quercus infectoria cardiovascular safety study.
- Quercus infectoria oral health study.
- Quercus infectoria prevents renal toxicity and carcinogenesis.
- Quercus infectoria prevents wound infection.
- Oak Galls medicinal properties.
- Toxicity of Curcuma longa and Quercus infectoria.
- Quercus infectoria and cancer.